This essay explores the persuasive mode, one of the more com

This essay explores the persuasive mode, one of the more common kinds of writing you’ll experience throughout your college and professional career. Your goal is to persuade your audience to consider your position on a controversial subject. Understand, there is seldom a definitive right or wrong answer in anything. You should anticipate the real possibility that some of your readers will not initially agree with you on your stance. Part of this essay requires that you take opposing viewpoints into consideration when making your argument. By truthfully representing the strengths of your opponent’s point of view, you show that you have considered more than one option when making your decision. This gives you more clout with your audience.The final draft of your essay should contain the following basic features:A well-defined issue that is controversial by natureA clear thesis statement that demonstrates the position you will be taking throughout this essayA treatment of at least three reputable sources, at least one drawn from the EBSCO database, and at least one of them supporting your claimA counter argument with at least one credible source defending the opposing viewpointA refutation to or compromise with the counter argument